|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionStaatsarchiv
Manuscript TitleCopy in calligraphy of the Sworn Letter of Lucerne (“Geschworener Brief”)
CaptionParchment · 9 + 103 + 4 pp. · 49.5 x 35 cm · Lucerne · 1739
Manuscript SummaryThe Sworn Letter (“Geschworener Brief”), drawn up for the first time in 1252, consists mainly of provisions of criminal law for the sake of maintaining internal peace. It soon attained the status of a social contract that was periodically revised, and the town assembly was sworn into office each year with an oath on this document. COD 1075 presents the last version in a special form: The text was elaborately arranged in calligraphy by chancery clerk Josef Corneli Mahler; the articles are introduced by artistic initials and are accompanied by figures (which bear no reference to the themes of the text). For the binding, the wooden boards are covered in blue and white velvet and have protective book corners, clasps and bosses made of silver.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-stalu-COD-1075 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-stalu-COD-1075)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/stalu-COD-1075/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteLuzern, Staatsarchiv, COD 1075: Copy in calligraphy of the Sworn Letter of Lucerne (“Geschworener Brief”) (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/stalu/COD-1075).
DecorationFigurative, Full Page, Initial, Ornamental, Penwork
Binding18th century, Luxury binding
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